25 February 2013

Tanzania: New Archbishop Elected By Anglican Church of Tanzania

The Church of the Province of Tanzania has elected Bishop of Mpwapwa Diocese in Tanzania, Jacob Chimeledya as its new Archbishop and Primate.

The announcement was made after elections held during an extra-ordinary meeting convened by the General Synod of the province on February 21.

"I am pleased to let you know that Jacob Chimeledya, the Bishop of Mpwapwa has been elected the Archbishop of Tanzania," said the Revd Agripa Ndatila. "I hope that you will pray for him so that God can be with him in this (new) responsibility that he has been called for."

The Most Revd Jacob Chimeledya takes over from the Most Revd Valentino Mokiwa who has been Archbishop since February 2008.

He will be installed in May this year at a service to be held at the Anglican Cathedral in Tanzanian capital Dodoma.

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